RESPOND! x Decoding Antisemitism

RESPOND! Nein zu Judenhass im Netz! is a four-year collaborative project led by the Jewish-American Touro University Berlin. RESPOND!’s overarching goal is to develop and promote a sustainable opposition to antisemitic hate speech among young people in a German-speaking network. Building on a combination of basic and applied research, RESPOND! aims to develop sustainable measures and concepts for education and prevention work.


Across three studies, the project will design and evaluate a media competence training for young media users between 18 and 30 years of age to help them recognize discursive tactics of antisemitic hate online, and combat traditional and modern forms of antisemitic hatred on social media platforms, such as, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or Facebook.


RESPOND! and Decoding Antisemitism share an interest in social media developments and draw on similar qualitative analytical tools to categorise explicit and implicit antisemitism. The projects are in a mutual consultative exchange, especially on the intersubjective categorization of hate speech and the recording of implicit posts.


TU Berlin
Zentrum für Antisemitismusforschung (ZfA)
Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 104–106, 10553 Berlin